Canadian quartet Sierra Pilot carries the rock torch high with their new single, “Keys To The City,” a vibrant anthem inspired by the guitar-driven sounds of arena-rock bands who dominated in the 90s. The track’s expansive groove, underpinned by a relentless, driving rhythm section, cements the group as one of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming talents.
“’Keys To The City’ is about the limitless possibilities that come with the urge to let loose with good company,” says Sierra Pilot leader and vocalist, Taylor Leith, making it the perfect summer rock anthem. “At its core, the song is about looking for adventure, living life to the fullest, and taking chances”.
The band, who hail from Waterloo, Ontario, released their single “Alive” in early 2022, which garnered radio play from coast to coast and peaked at #4 on CBC Music’s ROCK playlist, charting in the Top 10 for six straight weeks.
Sharing the stage with acclaimed acts including Monster Truck, Texas King, Buckcherry, Crown Lands, and The Lazys, the band feels fortunate to be afforded opportunities to perform for bigger audiences and to tangibly build their fanbase.
Directed by Stephen Green, the performance-based video for “Keys To The City” captures the high-spirited undercurrent of the track.
“Shooting the music video was an incredible experience,” Taylor says. “Having the audience there definitely added an extra dynamic and energy to the performance. And Stephen was an absolute pleasure to work with, and really captured the vibe of the song and brought it to life.”
As the stars continue to align for Sierra Pilot, it feels as though the band is on the cusp of something bigger, a sentiment wholly affirmed by “Keys To The City.”